Talk:Employer of last resort
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Need reliable source: Government employer of last resort (WPA/CCC)
According to my thinking, if the government provides jobs at a fixed wage to anyone who wants a job, then any private employer who pays at a lower wage would tend to lose employees to the government, forcing the private employer to raise the wage to at least the government guaranteed rate to keep sufficient employees to continue running the business. This would create a de-facto minimum wage, enforced by the lure of government jobs rather than by fines/jail for violations of minimum wage. But I'm not allowed to include this theory in the regular WikiPedia pages because I can't find any reliable source for the theory. Can somebody else please tell me whether any reliable source exists for it, and if so what that source might be, so that I can finally install that theory in the regular WikiPedia page without it getting deleted by the WP:WS tsar?
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There's more to consider than just wages, there's working conditions/opportunity for advancement. One imagines working at an employer of last resort would be a career dead-end, so one might willingly take a career-oriented job paying less. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 02:55, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
The first sentence
The first sentence of the article is in need of improvement. Hope somebody else will do better than my suggestion which is as follows: Employers of last resort are employers to whom job-seeking unemployed workers go when no other jobs or no more desirable jobs are available.Svato (talk) 03:29, 2 February 2009 (UTC)